BREAKING: Curtis Woodhouse steps down as Bridlington Town manager

Curtis Woodhouse in happier times in April 2017, with his former assistant Ian Ashbee lifting the East Riding Senior Cup.
Curtis Woodhouse in happier times in April 2017, with his former assistant Ian Ashbee lifting the East Riding Senior Cup.

Bridlington Town manager Curtis Woodhouse has stepped down after yesterday's 2-1 defeat at home to bottom side Athersley Recreation.

It was the latest poor result in a disappointing start to the season which has seen the Seasiders out of the FA Cup and League Cup by the first week of September.

They also suffered a heavy defeat in the league at Maltby Main.

It comes just 48 hours after Woodhouse announced he was retiring from professional boxing.
In a statement released this afternoon, Town chairman Peter Smurthwiate said: I" have today been informed by Curtis Woodhouse of his decision to stand down as manager of Bridlington Town due to the change in his personal circumstances.

"He has recently opened his new Elite Boxing Academy in Driffield which will take up most of his time to make it a success.

"Curtis has prepared a full statement which will be released later and I take this opportunity to thank Curtis for his hard work as manager in the time he has been at the club and wish him every success with his new venture."

The former Sheffield United and Birmingham City midfielder took over at Queensgate in the autumn of 2016, following the departure of Gary Allanson.